Born Austin Sheperd Padalecki, he is best known as the son of actor Jared Padalecki and actress Genevieve Padalecki.
His parents met while both worked as actors on the TV series Supernatural.
His name was revealed over his mother's Twitter account in January 2014.
His parents married in February 2010. He has an older brother named Thomas and a younger sister named Odette.
His father was a lead on the TV show Supernatural alongside Jensen Ackles.